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Solway - Chapter 11

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Over thirty years ago, ethnographic research on the San challenged deeply held beliefs about "human nature." The work of Richard Lee, and other Kalahari researchers influenced by Lee, was especially important because it debunked Hobbesian stereotypes about "primitive people" that served to justify race, class, and gender inequalities, both within Western societies and in colonial contexts. Today, the challenges presented by the San to Western philosophical and political presuppositions go beyond exploding myths and stereotypes. Their current activism as indigenous peoples and their current engagement in identity politics requires activists and academics to rethink received definitions of "culture," "class," "autonomy," and "authenticity." Introduction Over thirty years ago, ethnographic research on the San challenged deeply held beliefs about "human nature." The work of Richard Lee, and other Kalahari researchers influenced by Lee, was especially important because it debunked Ho
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